Downtown has no shortage of big events happening tonight. One of the biggest is Stevie Wonder performing at the Cannon Center tonight at 8. Not only will Stevie be performing, but other artists will pay tribute to his works including India Arie, Ledisi, Sharon Jones, and Jordin Sparks. It ain’t gonna be cheap to see him, boys and girls. Tickets start at $70 and go up to $265. Think of all the music you might get to hear though… “I Was Made to Love Her”… “Superstition”… “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”… and of course, “Upright (Everything Is All Tight)”.
Wait, did I get the words wrong there?
Fun fact: Stevie Wonder performed “Superstition” on an episode of Sesame Street in 1973.
There’s also some basketball going on tonight. The Memphis Grizzlies host the Atlanta Hawks in their first pre-season home game at the FedExForum at 7.
Ginuwine, Lyfe Jennings and ‘112’ perform at the Orpheum tonight on their “Ladies’ Choice” tour. Memphis singer Ashton London will be on stage too.
If you own a restaurant, you usually don’t want to be featured on Andy’s Scorecard on WMC Channel 5. However, downtown Cuban restaurant Havana’s Pilon was recently covered by Andy in a positive light. It’s around the corner from me at Second and Madison. Delicious food and easy on the wallet. If you’ve never had Cuban food and aren’t quite sure where to begin, I recommend the ropa vieja with sides of Congri rice and boiled yucca.
MBJ article: Just how full is South Main’s development pipeline? (with database)
Plans for today: This will surprise you, but I am not going to the Cooper-Young Regional Beer Festival. It’s tbe best beer festival in Memphis, with great beer, great presentations and great food, but for some reason my intuition told me “take this year off.” I’ve learned to always trust my intuition, and listened. Looking at the forecast today, I made the right call. I’ll lead off at Panda’s bar at Bardog as usual, then proceed from there.